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Datsyuk Highlight

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by davepoleck

Scroll to the 1:00 mark and watch Datsyuk absolutely undress Mikael Backlund before feeding Lidstrom for a powerplay goal. Just sick…


Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by davepoleck

Who would have thought the Wings would have a season opener that is very nasty. Detroit is absolutely dominating Anaheim tonight, in all aspects of the game, and the Ducks have basically just decided to start fighting. Multiple after the whistle scrums and even a few fights; Brad Stuart went at it with Sheldon Brookbank and ….wait for it…..Pavel Datsyuk fought Corey Perry!!! Datsyuk actually held his own in the scrap, getting in multiple shots on that little bitch. Who tries to fight Datsyuk?

Will have the video up once it comes online…

Another Datsyukian Deke

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2010 by davepoleck

I guess people are now taking note that Pavel Datsyuk knows how to deke. The video is of Claude Giroux in the shootout against the Leafs last night and he pulls the a very similar move to the classic that Datsyuk has used only a few times.

Giguere looked absolutely awful in the shootout, although it shouldn’t have even happened because the Leafs scored in the overtime period but the play was ruled no goal and the puck was dropped before any further review. I love how Greg Millen was so adamant about the Leafs holding up play to review the goal; relax, it’s pre-season. I hate Greg Millen and his biased ways.

Nonetheless, nothing beats the original….

Datsyukian Duchene

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2010 by davepoleck

There is a little bit of Pavel Datsyuk in Matt Duchene, shown here pulling off probably the best Datsyukian Deke known to mankind in the Av’s intra-squad game earlier this week.

The Penalty Shot

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by davepoleck

Nothing beats a penalty shot in the playoffs, except when it shouldn’t even have been a penalty shot in the first place. I think anybody who watches the play and knows the rules can see that the puck was not covered in the crease, just pushed toward Nabokov┬áby the glove of “from the corner sniper” Logan Couture.

I don’t like when bad calls are made in Detroit’s favour because it will deter if there is a positive outcome for the team. So I was already cringing when the call was made. I was cringing even more when Babcock chose Henrik Zetterberg to take the shot. Hank was a miserable 2 for 11 on shootouts this season.

In late season matches that went the distance, he wasn’t even used! Bertuzzi on the other hand had been playing a determined game almost all series and had a 4 for 8 record in the shootout. Zetterberg should have scored either way because he clearly had Nabby on the glove side, but gave it right to him.

History Will Be Made…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 28, 2010 by davepoleck

Wow…less than a day later I see a commercial of this…I really hope the NHL keeps these up throughout the playoffs.

Selke Predictions

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2010 by davepoleck

Since I missed predicting the three nominees before they were announced (lots of people thought Toews would be in there), I’ll just go ahead and give my prediction for the winner this year. Continue reading